Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
Jerusalem With the pro-U.S. regime of Pervez Musharraf in crisis following the Pakistani president's move to suspend his country's constitution and scuttle planned parliamentary elections, Israel is watching the developments with great concern. The turmoil in Pakistan presents Israel with several nightmare scenarios. One is that radical Islamists with ties to Al Qaeda actually defeat Musharraf and get their hands...
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Talk of foreign policy and America's struggle against radical Islam dominated the Republican Jewish Coalition's Oct. 16 presidential candidates' forum, with the five participants each pledging to do all in their power to thwart Iranian nuclear ambitions, while at the same time infusing their pitches with varying doses of pro-Israel rhetoric. Nearly 600 GOP activists and donors from around the...
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A former Knesset member from the left-wing Meretz Party told a Philadelphia audience that Americans who care about Israel should be as concerned with the Jewish state's domestic challenges as they are with its struggle to ensure its security and make peace with its neighbors. "There is a sense that the conflict is the 'be all and end all.' But...
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Whether she looks north or south from the windows of her house in the Galilee, echoes of history come alive, explained poet Rachel Tzvia Back, who also noted that she is reminded daily of all that has transpired in the hills she now calls home. The cycle of violence in the region is brought vividly to life in the poems...
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A recent study commissioned by the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies found that young American Jews are feeling increasingly alienated from Israel. Responding to this trend, a new worldwide course aims to create a spiritual bond between participants and the State of Israel. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's "The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel" will...
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